synarthrosis

synarthrosis

[sin-ahr-throh-sis]
noun, plural synarthroses [sin-ahr-throh-seez] . Anatomy.
immovable articulation; a fixed or immovable joint; suture.

Origin:
1570–80; < Neo-Latin < Greek synárthrōsis, equivalent to synarthrō- (variant stem of synarthroûsthai to be joined by articulation, equivalent to syn- syn- + árthro(n) joint + -esthai infinitive suffix) + -sis -sis

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synarthrosis (ˌsɪnɑːˈθrəʊsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
anatomy any of various joints which lack a synovial cavity and are virtually immovable; a fixed joint
 
[via New Latin from Greek sunarthrōsis, from sunarthrousthai to be connected by joints, from sun-syn- + arthron a joint]
 
synar'throdial
 
adj
 
synar'throdially
 
adv

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synarthrosis syn·ar·thro·sis (sĭn'är-thrō'sĭs)
n. pl. syn·ar·thro·ses (-sēz)

  1. See immovable joint.

  2. See movable joint.

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